Thread: Do People Make You Nostalgic?

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    I was at a garage sale today with my dad and the lady running it looked really familiar, and I couldn't put my finger on it. Later, I asked my dad and he told me, and it all rushed back to me. She worked at the mall, before they remodeled it. There was a survey center that offered money and prizes for taking surveys and giving opinions. I used to go all the time as a kid, watching commercials for kid's food and picking my favorite.

    It was odd getting that nostalgic feeling seeing a human in person. Normally I get that feeling when I see a building or a old toy. It makes you think. In my brain I almost feel like people from my childhood stopped existing the moment I forgot about them. It was just cool to see them still around, like a walking talking relic from my childhood. That person would obviously not know they had that affect on me though.

    Anyone ever have this happen to them?
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      Quote by vkimo
      I was at a garage sale today with my dad and the lady running it looked really familiar, and I couldn't put my finger on it. Later, I asked my dad and he told me, and it all rushed back to me. She worked at the mall, before they remodeled it. There was a survey center that offered money and prizes for taking surveys and giving opinions. I used to go all the time as a kid, watching commercials for kid's food and picking my favorite.

      It was odd getting that nostalgic feeling seeing a human in person. Normally I get that feeling when I see a building or a old toy. It makes you think. In my brain I almost feel like people from my childhood stopped existing the moment I forgot about them. It was just cool to see them still around, like a walking talking relic from my childhood. That person would obviously not know they had that affect on me though.

      Anyone ever have this happen to them?


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        I was at a garage sale today with my dad and the lady running it looked really familiar, and I couldn't put my finger on it. Later, I asked my dad and he told me, and it all rushed back to me. She worked at the mall, before they remodeled it. There was a survey center that offered money and prizes for taking surveys and giving opinions. I used to go all the time as a kid, watching commercials for kid's food and picking my favorite.

        It was odd getting that nostalgic feeling seeing a human in person. Normally I get that feeling when I see a building or a old toy. It makes you think. In my brain I almost feel like people from my childhood stopped existing the moment I forgot about them. It was just cool to see them still around, like a walking talking relic from my childhood. That person would obviously not know they had that affect on me though.

        Anyone ever have this happen to them?

        Yeah thats a trip. Sometimes this happens when I see old friends from school that I havent seen in years. Its a good feeling though because it often brings back great memories. Back in the days with my school yard chums.
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          I was at a garage sale today with my dad and the lady running it looked really familiar, and I couldn't put my finger on it. Later, I asked my dad and he told me, and it all rushed back to me. She worked at the mall, before they remodeled it. There was a survey center that offered money and prizes for taking surveys and giving opinions. I used to go all the time as a kid, watching commercials for kid's food and picking my favorite.

          It was odd getting that nostalgic feeling seeing a human in person. Normally I get that feeling when I see a building or a old toy. It makes you think. In my brain I almost feel like people from my childhood stopped existing the moment I forgot about them. It was just cool to see them still around, like a walking talking relic from my childhood. That person would obviously not know they had that affect on me though.

          Anyone ever have this happen to them?

          Yeah thats a trip. Sometimes this happens when I see old friends from school that I havent seen in years. Its a good feeling though because it often brings back great memories. Back in the days with my school yard chums.


          That's nice to hear
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            There's an elderly woman who works at a McDonalds nearby (one of about 5), that has been there since I was 6 or 7 years old. She doesn't work many hours and is basically the equivalent of a Walmart greeter.

            But if I happen to catch her, it brings me back to 93 when my mom would bring my brother and I there every friday after school and along with a dozen other classmates, this lady would give us free ice cream while we ran around like idiots waiting for the super nintendo's to open up.
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              There's an elderly woman who works at a McDonalds nearby (one of about 5), that has been there since I was 6 or 7 years old. She doesn't work many hours and is basically the equivalent of a Walmart greeter.

              But if I happen to catch her, it brings me back to 93 when my mom would bring my brother and I there every friday after school and along with a dozen other classmates, this lady would give us free ice cream while we ran around like idiots waiting for the super nintendo's to open up.


              I don't eat fast food alot but that was nice to share
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                I experienced this a couple of weeks ago. A guy at work recently transferred to our department. I had a sense familiarity with him the moment I saw him. I asked where he grew up and I found out it was the same area I grew up in. He even went to the same high school as I did. He graduated 3 years before me, but we both attended there my freshman year. We didn't remember each other, but we both remembered a few things that happened at the school.

                Every time I meet someone that lived in the area I grew up in I feel nostalgic. Even if I never met them. I also almost always get along well with them. Surprising because there were a lot of people I didn't get along with on that side of town.
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                  I experienced this a couple of weeks ago. A guy at work recently transferred to our department. I had a sense familiarity with him the moment I saw him. I asked where he grew up and I found out it was the same area I grew up in. He even went to the same high school as I did. He graduated 3 years before me, but we both attended there my freshman year. We didn't remember each other, but we both remembered a few things that happened at the school.

                  Every time I meet someone that lived in the area I grew up in I feel nostalgic. Even if I never met them. I also almost always get along well with them. Surprising because there were a lot of people I didn't get along with on that side of town.



                  Sometimes I think it's just the fact that a person is associated in whatever way, with good memories, they appear more likeable.
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                    I experienced this a couple of weeks ago. A guy at work recently transferred to our department. I had a sense familiarity with him the moment I saw him. I asked where he grew up and I found out it was the same area I grew up in. He even went to the same high school as I did. He graduated 3 years before me, but we both attended there my freshman year. We didn't remember each other, but we both remembered a few things that happened at the school.

                    Every time I meet someone that lived in the area I grew up in I feel nostalgic. Even if I never met them. I also almost always get along well with them. Surprising because there were a lot of people I didn't get along with on that side of town.



                    Sometimes I think it's just the fact that a person is associated in whatever way, with good memories, they appear more likeable.


                    I agree with every word you are saying
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                        I experienced this a couple of weeks ago. A guy at work recently transferred to our department. I had a sense familiarity with him the moment I saw him. I asked where he grew up and I found out it was the same area I grew up in. He even went to the same high school as I did. He graduated 3 years before me, but we both attended there my freshman year. We didn't remember each other, but we both remembered a few things that happened at the school.

                        Every time I meet someone that lived in the area I grew up in I feel nostalgic. Even if I never met them. I also almost always get along well with them. Surprising because there were a lot of people I didn't get along with on that side of town.



                        Sometimes I think it's just the fact that a person is associated in whatever way, with good memories, they appear more likeable.


                        I agree with every word you are saying

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                            Sometimes I think it's just the fact that a person is associated in whatever way, with good memories, they appear more likeable.


                            I agree with every word you are saying

                            Shut up, dude! You agree with everybody! Give it a rest!


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                              Retroman, you do realize your posting habits are bad forum etiquette, when you respond to people, all you say is "I agree with you", well, why not elaborate on why you agree or disagree with this person? that would at least be contributing to the discussion. Your responses however, don't do that, all you're doing pretty much is spamming.
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                                retroman, just how did you log in, even though you're banned?
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                                  I mean, it's obvious he's a troll. It's just pathetic. An IP ban would be terrific.
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                                    I mean, it's obvious he's a troll. It's just pathetic. An IP ban would be terrific.


                                    I'm not a troll
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                                      I mean, it's obvious he's a troll. It's just pathetic. An IP ban would be terrific.


                                      I'm not a troll


                                      Doubt that, but whatever. You're still an awful poster, regardless.
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                                        I mean, it's obvious he's a troll. It's just pathetic. An IP ban would be terrific.


                                        I'm not a troll


                                        Doubt that, but whatever. You're still an awful poster, regardless.


                                        Very well we have our own opinions
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                                          Doubt that, but whatever. You're still an awful poster, regardless.


                                          Very well we have our own opinions


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